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Disability Services to host teleconference with disability rights attorney

If you have students who are deaf or hard of hearing, you might be interested in an upcoming teleconference hosted by the Office of Disability Services.

According to director Beulah Oldham, Disability Services is presenting Emerging Legal Trends: Impact on Services for Postsecondary Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in Woodward Library, room 118.
If you have students who are deaf or hard of hearing, you might be interested in an upcoming teleconference hosted by the Office of Disability Services.

According to director Beulah Oldham, Disability Services is presenting “Emerging Legal Trends: Impact on Services for Postsecondary Students Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing” from 1-3 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 19, in Woodward Library, room 118.

The teleconference, produced by Midwest Center for Postsecondary Outreach at Saint Paul College, will feature Jeanne Kincaid, a nationally recognized disability rights attorney. Kincaid will review recent case rulings and current legal issues and offer advice to University personnel responsible for ensuring compliance.

In addition, a panel of experts will provide proven best practices for serving students who are deaf or hard of hearing at all levels of postsecondary education.

Some topics to be addressed include finding and keeping qualified people to provide services, working with students who have a cochlear implant and the changing demographics of college students who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance by e-mail or fax or to call in with questions during the broadcast. Visit http://www.pepnet.org for contact information.
—Rebecca Mackey